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Would AA possibly rebook this long itinerary for me?
At the last minute, I decided to fly from NY to ATL to visit my sister. I guess this is school vacation week, because fares are outrageous — everywhere and every airline. So, my flight from NY to ATL is: LGA to BOS — BOS to CLT — CLT to ATL. Leaving at 11 AM and arriving in ATL at about 10 PM.
I have no status, but have earned about 20k AA Advantage miles, and once even got a free upgrade to first class!
Anyway, do you think if I asked nicely, AA might book me on a more direct itinerary to ATL? If so, when should I ask? Tomorrow? At the check-in desk?
Yes, I know AA is under no obligation to do this — but I’m just curious if you think it might be a possibility.
Thanks for your time.
I assume this is a cash ticket, not an award ticket? If it’s an award ticket you can change your routing as long as your starting and ending points remain the same. If it’s a cash ticket then you’re pretty much stuck – unless weather becomes an issue, in which case they may issue a fee change waiver.
There’s no harm asking but I wouldn’t expect any changes. Yes check at the check in counter and/or the gate. There will likely be pretty hefty change fees.
You can call ask but what you’ll probably be told is that you’d have to pay a change fee and the fare difference.
I’m not sure you can standby on a direct flight when your original ticket includes connections…